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Former Fed Chairman Alan Greenspan

Fixing Responsibility for the 2008 Collapse

A review by Nancy Spannaus Market Rules: Bankers, Presidents, and the Origins of the Great Recession Mark H. Rose University of Pennsylvania Press, Philadelphia, PA., 2019, 258 pp. April 17, 2019—Call me a populist if you will, but I cannot discuss the financial blowout of 2008 without holding responsible those […]

by April 17, 2019 Commentary, Review
An Unhealthy Economy Makes Unhappy Americans

An Unhealthy Economy Makes Unhappy Americans

By Angela Vullo April 17, 2019–The U.S. Declaration of Independence states that Americans are committed to achieving “life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness.”  Somewhere along the line that commitment has been lost. As the horrific increase in deaths of despair dramatizes, a large segment of Americans today are, frankly, […]

by April 17, 2019 Commentary
Stephen Knott, i the gentleman with the beard, speaking in Washington, D.C. in 2018.

Debunking Myths About Alexander Hamilton

By Nancy Spannaus April 15, 2019—When I conceived of the polemic which shapes my book Hamilton Versus Wall Street, I knew I would be debunking the myth that Alexander Hamilton was a tool of the financial class. After reading the 2002 book Alexander Hamilton and the Persistence of Myth by […]

by April 15, 2019 Commentary, History
Rep. Marcy Kaptur introducing her Glass-Steagall bill in the last Congress.

Kaptur Re-introduces Glass-Steagall Bill

April 10, 2019—The following press release was issued by Rep. Marcy Kaptur (D-Ohio) yesterday. It puts back on the Congressional agenda one of the urgent actions required to curb Wall Street speculation, and put the United States back on the path of the American System. The Bill number is HR […]

by April 10, 2019 Glass-Steagall, News
Congressman Peter DeFazio (D-OR) addresses Congress.

A Response to Rep. DeFazio on Infrastructure Banks

By Alphecca Muttardy, macro-economist March 31, 2019–In his written and spoken testimony before the House Ways and Means Committee on March 6, Rep. Peter DeFazio, Chairman of the House Transportation Committee, correctly described what would happen to our economy if our nation’s critical infrastructure needs are not addressed. Citing the […]

Lovettsville Book Signing April 7.

My First Hamilton Book Signing a Success

By Nancy Spannaus April 7, 2019—This afternoon I had my first book-signing event, which was held at the historical museum in my home town of Lovettsville, Virginia (population 1600). I am pleased to report that it was a success. Ten people came, and I sold and signed 11 copies of […]

by April 7, 2019 News
Federal Reserve headquarters in Washington, D.C. (wikimedia commons)

The Federal Reserve Is Not `America’s Bank’

How the Fed was foisted on the U.S. by Europe’s Central Bankers      America’s Bank,  The Epic Struggle To Create the Federal Reserve Roger Lowenstein, Penguin Books,  New York, NY. 2015. A review by Stuart Rosenblatt April 5, 2019 Despite the fact that America’s Bank, the story of the founding of […]

by April 5, 2019 History, Review
The Politics Behind Today’s “Supermarket Banks”

The Politics Behind Today’s “Supermarket Banks”

By Nancy Spannaus March 30, 2019—The American Enterprise Institute (AEI) in Washington, D.C. hosted a discussion of the rise of today’s “supermarket banks” on March 27. Kicking off the event was Professor Mark H. Rose, who has recently published the book Market Rules: Bankers, Presidents, and the Origins of the […]

by March 30, 2019 News
Hamilton statue in New York City's Central Park (Nancy Spannaus)

Nancy’s GoFundMe Reaches Halfway Mark

By Nancy Spannaus March 29, 2018—The news today is good: I’m taking Hamilton Versus Wall Street to the New York Book Expo at the end of May!  Thanks to the generosity of almost two dozen of you readers, my GoFundMe campaign has raised half of the $3500 required to pay […]

by March 29, 2019 News
The first Bank of the United States (Nancy Spannaus)

Nations Must Study Alexander Hamilton’s Principles of Political Economy

The following review of my book Hamilton Versus Wall Street appeared in the blog Africa and the World  on March 28, 2019. The blog is run by political-economic analyst for Africa Lawrence Freeman. The book is available through major online booksellers .–Nancy Spannaus   by Lawrence Freeman For those followers of […]

by March 28, 2019 News, Review